And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the Israelites, and all their transgressions, all their sins; and he shall put them upon the head of the goat [the sin-bearer], and send him away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is timely [ready, fit].
The goat shall bear upon himself all their iniquities, carrying them to a land cut off [a land of forgetfulness and separation, not inhabited]! And the man leading it shall let the goat go in the wilderness.
This is suggestive of the part the personal worker has to play in showing the sinner that Christ the great Sin-Bearer has made full substitution for him, if he will accept it.
Notice the qualifications of this man, sent along to complete the picture of the transaction between the sinner and his only sin-bearer.
He is to be a man, says the Hebrews, “timely, ready and fit” to do such a task.
The expression is not found in the original in any other passage.
– Amplified Bible: page 142